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Woman gets 10 years in grisly murder

SPRINGFIELD - Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.

February 12, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Ice storm prompts school closings

At first, Bulloch County Schools announced Tuesday afternoon that classes would be held as scheduled Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Pennington challenges Deal’s Republican credentials

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 11, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


UGA salutes Colonial

Just a year and a half after Christy Hulsey took over a long-established Statesboro business in Colonial House of Flowers, her company was saluted as one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by University of Georgia graduates.

February 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Citizen of the Year serves in special circumstances

Charles D. Sikes, honored Monday as the 2014 Citizen of the Year by Statesboro's two Rotary Clubs, has served his country, state and county under special circumstances.

February 10, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Family hosts ‘Sweet Sadie Day’ in honor of child with Turner Syndrome

With her sweet little smile, Sa'Diyah "Sadie" Pierce melts the hearts of those around her, and without saying a word, this 4-year-old charmer manages to get her point across.

February 10, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Nominations sought for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

February 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Is Georgia ready for the snowstorm this time?

ATLANTA - Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse than the South's bustling business hub.

February 10, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


3 arrests made in Oak Hill homicide

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 26 shooting death of 39-year-old Joy Lee Ann Brown, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

February 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Millen men to run across Ga.

Six runners from Millen will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House at Fort Gordon.

February 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Picking Barrow opponent may be tougher for GOP

SAVANNAH - While Republicans in eastern Georgia say they're more committed than ever to defeating Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the fall elections, GOP voters may have a tougher time than expected choosing a nominee in the primary.

February 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Ambulance service makes turn-around on billing

Two years after an alarming slump in payments, the Bulloch County Emergency Medical Service has improved the revenue it receives from patient billing. So for now, at least, the county government is keeping the billing in-house.

February 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes: Langston Chapel Elementary’s ‘Clean Team’

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

February 07, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


Incorrect signs warn Atlanta drivers of storm

ATLANTA - A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters and posted incorrect information on giant message boards over freeways, warning drivers of a new storm watch.

February 06, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Reports: Response to I-16 pileup slow

DUBLIN, Ga. - The first word about fog or smoke on Interstate 16 came at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, from a caller wanting emergency officials to know about a section of road where it was difficult to see.

February 06, 2014 | By PAYTON TOWNS III The Courier Herald | Local


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Mom strives to help others with special-needs kids

When her second child, James, was born, Azure Rountree knew something was different. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but James' actions and responses in those early months and first couple of years didn't coincide with her firstborn's early days.

April 07, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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April 07, 2014 | | Local


Local wins St. Joseph’s/Candler Catherine McAuley Award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Owner: Pet Idol winner is hero

Tina Williams knows how special her orange-and-white cat is. But Odie, her "laid-back, ginger boy," doesn't seem to let fame go to his head.

April 05, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Keel to Congress: GSU exploring ‘forgivable loans’

A congressional hearing Wednesday assembled a panel of six people in higher education - including Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel - to answer a question that is on many minds today: How can a college education be kept affordable yet also produce the highly skilled workers needed for a 21st-century workforce?

April 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch's Unsung Heroes

Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.

April 04, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Writer | Local


Study: Fee needed to fix storm drainage

City Council is taking a pause on voting to fund the second phase of a study that would lead to a stormwater fee expected to collect about $1 million a year from Statesboro residents, businesses and owners of other properties.

April 04, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Crime Suppression operations result in 6 arrests

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested six people while conducting search warrants and saturation patrols during the past two days.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Man shot in leg on Frink Road

A man was shot early Friday morning, but the wound is not considered life-threatening, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Coach Boone to speak at OTC commencement

Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Starlights orchestra to highlight First Friday

Get ready to hear the trumpets playing and see the people swaying as music fills the air in Downtown Statesboro.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Sons of Confederate Veterans to observe heritage month

Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941, Sons of Confederate Veterans, plans to observe Confederate Heritage and History Month throughout April.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


4 Bulloch principals to change schools

When students walk through the doors to their school Aug. 1, some will meet new principals. But the principals know Bulloch County Schools well.

April 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Farmers Market returns Saturday

With spring weather finally showing its face in Statesboro, the crowds will likely be large Saturday morning as the seventh year of the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market gets underway.

April 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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